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  • August Favourites – Travel Picks

    The air of nostalgia, so typical of August’s end, struck me more than usual this year. My husband and I spent the weekend in Montreal — our first visit since we lived there three years ago. I admit to being overly sentimental the entire time, as we passed the landmarks where so many memories were made. I couldn’t help myself! It’s a spectacular city, it felt like fall, and our visit reminded me of how much I loved my life there despite having been eager to move back to Toronto. I vow to visit again before another three years pass. My August favourites are almost entirely composed of old standbys, which seems appropriate for this time of…

  • Coming Soon: Bite Beauty Multisticks

    Before I jump into catching you up on my July life, I thought I’d happily inform you of this exciting upcoming release from BITE Beauty. I’m a long time fan of BITE’s fantastic lip products — they’re creamy, pigmented, and long-lasting. Their Amuse Bouche line features an extensive shade range that include classic nudes, reds, and berries, but also unexpected shades like forest green, grey-lavender, and navy blue. I’m a huge fan of BITE’s holiday value sets, (I’ve purchased all of them over the years) and I’m looking forward to the opening of their Lip Lab in Toronto. It should come as no surprise, then, that I can’t wait for the release of their Multisticks. Multisticks feature a cream-to-powder matte formula and…

  • Best Balms

    No matter the season, I make sure to have nourishing lip balms on hand to ensure my lips stay smooth and moisturized throughout the year. Here are the three heroes that keep my lips from getting chapped in the dry winters and hot summers. First, the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask ($30 CAD). I use this every night before I go to bed as part of my evening skincare routine. This mask is thick and really stays put; I can still feel it on my lips after a full night of sleep. The major downside of this product is the packaging. Its tube does not include an applicator, so I squeeze some product onto my finger…

  • Good News Week for Canadian Beauty!

    Two exciting news items this week! MAC Cosmetics has joined Ebates.ca, offering 3% cash back. This news was actually more exciting yesterday, when it appeared that MAC was actually offering 6% cash back. Cash back can’t be earned on Pro purchases or combined with discount codes not offered through Ebates. Still, this is better than a kick in the butt. I am definitely more inclined to purchase from MAC now that they’re in the Ebates circle. BITE founder Susanne Langmuir working on our new Queen West #BiteLipLab location in #Toronto! 🇨🇦 A photo posted by Bite Lip Lab (@biteliplab) on Jun 1, 2016 at 1:19pm PDT Bite Lip Lab is a heavenly place that…

  • Deal Alert – Bite Beauty Spring Fling Set

    HOW is this still in stock?! A full size lip primer, three mini Amuse Bouche lipsticks (Gazpacho, Verbena, Beetroot), a mirror, and a makeup case? Bite Beauty always has the best value sets, and this Spring Fling set is no exception. Even better, it’s on sale at Sephora right now.